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Weird Codec Problem.

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#1 Goomba


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:40 PM

Here's the thing, I have a video, and it's an AVI.

It's a recorded Skype webcam conference call between a friend and I, so there are two parties speaking from different computers.

When I play it on Windows Media Player on my desktop and netbook (which both have Windows 7) I can only hear me talking.

HOWEVER, if I play it on my machine with Windows XP, I can hear both parties clearly. I've tried installing multiple codecs and trying out different media players (such as VLC).

Is there anyway I can somehow get the codecs that come with the XP WMP and use them with Windows 7?

Much thanks,

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#2 cheardrums


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:22 AM

Install k-lite codec pack Full and you should be able to watch ANY video with Media Player Classic on either system
It's totally free, you can get it here: http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_codec_pack_download.htm
Make sure other codec packs are uninstalled beforehand, they may conflict.
I would suggest during installation you associate all video files with MPC.

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#3 Nanobyte


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

It sounds like you have multiple audio tracks in the avi and these are not being played on the Win7 machines. I would have thought VLC could handle that (I don't use it other than for playing flash). You could check in the Audio menu. I would have thought WMP would go looking for any codecs needed. I don't use that either.

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